Originally Posted by Droidula
Ah ok, I didn't know it was such an offense to flash a phone to virgin.
Just an FYI, it's not a law made to prevent you from taking a phone to a carrier. It was actually implemented to protect you. If you've ever seen the movie Enemy of the State with Will Smith, they did an ESN copy to enable them to listen in to another person's phone calls. If you can replicate a phones ESN onto another phone, you can pose as them and do all sorts of nasty things.
Unfortunatly, it's the only way to get a non-virgin mobile phone onto VM. I know it sucks, but the good news is that things are starting to change. The pre-paid boom is happening and IMHO will slowly take over the market. Straight Talk allows you to use ANY AT&T, T-Mobile, or unlocked SIM phone on their network. That's a HUGE step forward! Thanks to the pre-paid market, we're finally seeing true competition in the mobile industry. I don't want to lose my $25/month plan so I'm willing to suffer a crappier phone with VM, but when the Evo V hits I'll probably be fine for the forseeable future.